Richard & Kyle
Richard & Kyle
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: MO
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can only imagine what it must be like to go through letter after letter of potential adoptive families for your child. Seeing all of the thanks and praise for your brave decision hopefully helps ease your mind to know that there are families out there ready to love your child as their own. We are one of those families and while emotions are often high during this process we’d like to focus on the love and excitement of it all.
We want you to know that by choosing us you will be helping us create the family we have dreamed about for so long. We are not blind to your difficult decision and understand it is being made out of love and care for the future of your child. There are no words that could do justice to the gift of a child because no one could thank you enough for your understanding and sacrifice. The gift of a child given in love and a desire to help build a family and a future is such a wondrous gift.
The life that we have built together is one we are now ready to share with you and your child. We love to have fun and know that laughter is often the best medicine. We understand the importance of
education and learning in a variety of forms through art, literature, theater and academics. We have faith and love in God and in those around us as our extended families are a huge part of our lives.
We would love to get to know you more. We are hopeful to have the opportunity to walk through this journey together. Thank you for taking the time to learn just a little bit about us and we look forward to sharing more in future conversations.
Kyle has been a pre-primary teacher for five years and Richard has been a professional fundraiser for a nonprofit for the last 12 years. We met through mutual friends nine years ago and have been married for six years. We like to garden in our yard, go to our local farmers market, attend and participate in local theater productions and spend time with friends and family. Kyle plays on a volleyball league once a week and Richard volunteers on art projects for various organizations.
We live in a four bedroom bungalow style home in a metropolitan city. We have a very diverse neighborhood with families from all different backgrounds and stages in life. Our home is located two blocks from a park that we frequently take walks in with our six year old yorkie, Izzie. Izzie loves to sit in our picture window and watch the neighbors go by when she can’t be outside.
Our Extended Family
We have a large supportive extended family. Kyle has seven siblings and several nieces and nephews. They live out of state but the connection is very strong as we all talk regularly on the phone and make several visits each year. We have a tradition of spending Thanksgiving with the family and going Christmas shopping the day after. Richard has a smaller family that lives locally and we visit with them on a weekly basis. When there is a local theater production that we are a part of it has become tradition to go to the show with the family and have dinner after to celebrate. We love to spend time with our extended family especially sharing a meal and just sitting around talking about anything and everything. When all of our families are together in one city we all get together over food and enjoy the day with each other often at our home. Both of our families are very supportive of us and our decision to adopt.
What Led Us To Adoption
We knew we always wanted a family and have been foster parents for the last four years to four wonderful children. We decided we wanted to make the stay with us a permanent one and fostering a child does not necessarily lead to a permanent stay. We were able to adopt our son after we fostered him but it was a long and uncertain journey. We have decided that adoption was a good starting point for us this time. Kyle and his siblings were adopted by their father when they were little and know firsthand that it is love that makes a family.